Joshua Soule Akers

An interesting discovery in the long list of pastors who have served the Rockbridge Methodist Church is the pastor who was appointed in 1903.

His name was Joshua Soule Akers. He was the son of Peter Akers, the first President of McKendree College (now McKendree University). He was named after another early Methodist Bishop: Joshua Soule.

He is buried in the Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville, Illinois.